Paul Hayes QC

QUALIFICATIONS  LLB (QUT), MSt (Cantab), DipICArb (CIArb, London), FCIArb
ADMITTED  1988    BAR  1997 (1990 NSW)

PHONE   9225 7159
MOBILE  0411 194 842

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Paul Hayes, LLB (QUT), MSt (Cantab), DipICArb (CIArb, London), FCIArb


  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration Mediation ADR
  • Arbitrators
  • Arbitrators International
  • Banking and Finance
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Commercial Law
  • Common Law
  • Defamation
  • Energy
  • Equity / Equitable Relief / Trusts
  • Human Rights
  • Insurance
  • International / Conflicts of Law
  • International Arbitration
  • Personal Injuries
  • Probate / Wills / Part IV
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Sports Law
  • Torts (Other Than PI)
  • Trade Practices

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Commenced practice as a Barrister at the Sydney Bar in 1990, before relocating to the Melbourne Bar in 1997.

Advises and appears in cases at interlocutory, trial and appellate levels, (common law litigation, commercial & equity litigation, international law & arbitration, large scale/complex litigation, and sporting disputes), conducted in multiple jurisdictions, but primarily in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, London, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Lausanne. Frequently appears in common law jury cases conducted in the Supreme and County Courts of Victoria, including in the field of defamation.

Appointed a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne (Faculty of Law) in 2010 and lectures in the subject ‘Sports Dispute Resolution. Recognised internationally in Who's Who Legal (2016-2021 editions) as a leading lawyer in the specialty of sports law.

Holds degrees from the Queensland University of Technology (LLB) and the University of Cambridge (MSt). Prior to commencing practice at the Bar, practised as a Lawyer (1986 to 1990) at: Power & Power, Brisbane; Allen Allen & Hemsley (Allens), Sydney; and Baker & McKenzie, Sydney.

Chambers located in Melbourne (Owen Dixon Chambers West, Level 9 - Dever's List) and London, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur (39 Essex Chambers).